This species is found widely on New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and from Waigeo and Aru Islands (Indonesia). It occurs up to 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits rivers and, to a lesser extent, streams, in lowland rainforest, usually in mature forest. It breeds in rivers and streams.
It is a common species.
It is extensively eaten by local communities.
It occurs in a number of protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Hylarana arfaki. In: IUCN 2014